Jul 22, 2012

Recent buys

Got back from Toronto last week and off to Ottawa a few days later. This was mainly requested by my two teenager nieces who desperately wanted to go shopping. So off we went.

First stop was to go in Old Navy. I wanted to get the heart boat-neck sweater myself. When I was in Toronto, couldn't find them at the Yorkdale store. So I was happy to see the Rideau store has it and also the polka dot ones.


Old Navy heart boatneck sweater(here) in S

I had a hard time deciding on which one I should get. There is also this gorgeous red heart on blue as well.



Just happened that I had my J. Crew cafe capri in bright dahlia and the fuchsia heart on grey pairs it well. Now Old Navy is offering a 15% off (here in Canada). Contemplating whether I should get the blue one and the polka dot one......


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil matte bronzer(here)

This has become my new favorite bronzer. The fact that it is matte is a plus already for me as I prefer it to shimmery one. 


This is the perfect shade for me. As I tend to be a bit tan in the summer, this shade matches well with my skin tone. If you're fair-skinned, try the milk chocolate one here. I'm obsessed with the cocca scent and I LOVE this. Every time you sweep the bronzer on, feel like it's dessert time. 


Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum (here)

I have heard a lot of raves about this lash serum and decided to give it a try. 


I have only been using this for the past week. I am very impressed with the staying power of my mascara after applying the serum to my lashes first. The wand is easy to handle, unlike the Diorshow mascara which I had. The bristles are so thick and my lashes are not dense enough to handle such wand. So basically I curl my lashes first, apply the serum and let it dry before applying my regular mascara. I was told by the SA that if I put the serum on at night time as well, it will really enhance the look and density of my lashes. I haven't tried that as I always forget at night.


Vichy Dermablend Corrective foundation in nude

This one I didn't get it on my trip to Ottawa. I bought this a couple of weeks ago at my local Shoppers Drug Mart. I don't usually put on foundation. My daily routine in the summer is to apply Skin Super 79 BB cream and apply Tarte Amazonian clay finishing powder. But sometimes I need more coverage in certain spots where regular concealers just wouldn't do. And I don't like to put on foundation as I feel it is too much. Picked this up as suggested by one of my favorite blogger and youtuber, Veronika

I only use a very tiny bit of the foundation, more to use as an advanced concealer to cover highly-pigmented spots. I apply it with a flat-head brush to dab it in and I love the results. It is not cakey since I don't apply it to my whole face. It has the coverage and it is not greasy at all. Perfect for my oily skin. 

I also picked up a few more cosmetic items this weekend and will save it for another post.




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    1. when I spot a heart sweater, I gotta have it :)

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  2. That sweater is so cute! I really want that bronzer! It looks perfect!

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    1. I'm loving both the sweater and the bronzer. Just the delicious chocolate scent..... yummy!

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  3. hehe I love it when other stores like Old Navy or Joe Fresh have identical items to J. Crew's. Makes it much more afforable :)

    Tasia

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    1. I love the J. Crew version too but too pricey for such a cute-sy top. Joe Fresh has some identical items too? I have to check them out :)

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  4. Love those sweaters; sooooo cute!

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

    http://classypam.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, I love these cute sweaters. The cuter the better :)

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  5. wow the heart tops are adorable! I need to check out old navy.

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    1. you definitely have to go check it out. They have a lot of adorable sweaters.

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  6. Whoo I have to try that Two Faced compact. Looks great. Your top is super cute too.
    Beauty and Fashion in Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

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    1. I am soooooo glad I found this Too Faced bronzer. Now I want to try more of their items, especially the chocolate-scented ones :)

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  7. I love that Heart top. Thanks for coming to visit my little blog.
    xxx

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    1. I have a soft heart for " hearts". You have an awesome blog, thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I ended up getting the gray/fuchsia heart sweater as well! ;o)

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    1. that's funny, I wanted to get the polka dots and the red heart on blue that you have.

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  9. You were in Ottawa? That's awesome! :D (I live in the Ottawa area). I love that shirt you are wearing!!!

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    1. It's still a short drive for me to go to Ottawa. I wish I were a little bit closer but then my shopping would be so out of control haha!

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  10. nice!


    p.s. I'm having a $100 SheInside giveaway if you'd like to check it out!
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  11. I like the heart sweater, it's really cute and casual - I prefer the one with the pink heart :) The bronzer sounds delicious and it's always so satisfying to find a product that really suits and complements your colouring. I've heard really good things about Vichy's products in terms of people who want to cover up some problem areas, the foundation sounds really effective in concealing :)

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    1. so hard deciding on the color of my " heart" but I'm glad I got the pink one. I love everything scented chocolate, caramel, fruity. When I saw the bronzer, I love the texture and when I found out it scented chocolate, I'm SOLD!

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  12. Oh I didn't know the Old Navy had a heart sweater. I've been eyeing the one from J.Crew but I'll have to go check out the Old Navy one! :) the J.Crew pants look great on you! :)

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    1. I love the one from J. Crew too but the Old Navy version is much more affordable and I'm thinking of getting it in another color too!

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    1. I am loving that one too. With the current Old Navy promo, think I'm going to grab the red on navy as well :)

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  14. I've been thinking about buying the lash plumping serum for a while now, I just think that the price is a massive downfall! Do you find that it works?

    I'm Rachel by the way, your newest follower :)

    http://thepositivefear.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have only been using the serum for a week now, not noticing a whole lot of difference yet, in terms of enhancing lash volume but notice my mascara stays longer. I have been eyeing on this for quite a while and the SA recommends this one over the Lancome one to me.

      Thanks for following, very sweet of you :)

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  15. Thank you for following me! Following you now too :)
    These heart jumpers are cute!

    Vicky xo

    describethesky.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Love the heart jumper!
    Following you back now.
    http://jo-beautyandthebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I just ordered another heart sweater since Old Navy is having a sale online and instore now. Love hearts!

      Thanks for following back, very sweet of you :)

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  17. The items you showed seem like necessary must-haves. Shoppers everywhere will definitely appreciate the tips. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Sounds like a great shopping experience you had there. Your choices are nice. :)

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